The influence of feeding patterns on the growth of infants and how salt is included in the diet are unknown in the area of West Bengal, India. A cross-sectional study was carried on 517 infants (median age 6.5 months). Negative Z-scores were observed for all anthropometric parameters. About 72.7% of infants aged 0–6 months received exclusive breastfeeding. In the 6–12-month-old group (n = 235), 91.5% had salt added to foods. In a regression model adjusted for age, a low salt diet resulted a significant factor in increasing weight-for-length and BMI for age z-scores, with increments equal to 0.637 SD (p = 0.037) and 0.650 SD (p = 0.036), respectively. In West Bengal infants showing poor growth, breastfeeding was associated with better anthropometric indexes, but early in life salt is added to their diet. Early life low weight coupled with high salt intake may be a risk factor for arterial hypertension in Indian children.
Genovesi, S., Antolini, L., Orlando, A., Brahmochary, S., De Servi, A., Capelli, S., et al. (2017). Poor early growth and high salt intake in Indian infants. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES AND NUTRITION, 68(4), 467-472 [10.1080/09637486.2016.1249463].
|Citazione:||Genovesi, S., Antolini, L., Orlando, A., Brahmochary, S., De Servi, A., Capelli, S., et al. (2017). Poor early growth and high salt intake in Indian infants. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES AND NUTRITION, 68(4), 467-472 [10.1080/09637486.2016.1249463].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Poor early growth and high salt intake in Indian infants|
|Autori:||Genovesi, S; Antolini, L; Orlando, A; Brahmochary, S; De Servi, A; Capelli, S; Giussani, M; Nava, E; Agostoni, C; Gallieni, M|
GENOVESI, SIMONETTA CARLA (Primo)
ANTOLINI, LAURA (Secondo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES AND NUTRITION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2016.1249463|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|